The best Apple Watch apps: 50 apps tried and tested

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The best Apple Watch apps

Choosing the best Apple Watch apps is the best way to bring your Apple Watch Series 2 or first gen Apple Watch to life. One of the most impressive things about Apple's ecosystem is the selection of apps compared to rival platforms, and with more than 20,000 available to download, the App Store has the potential to be the best in the business.

With the watchOS 3 update, many Apple Watch apps run natively on the device itself. So which should you download first?

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We reckon these would be a good place to start. Here's our pick of the best Apple Watch apps to download first.

Health, fitness and sport


The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

The king of fitness apps has finally embraced the Apple Watch Series 2 to offer GPS tracked running and cycling. Why it's taken so long, we're not sure, but after testing the app out on the road, results are good: distances are nailed onto dedicated running watches and the experience was stable and reliable. Live pacing is not so strong and we found that aspect a little sluggish, and sadly there's are no live Segments data, but for serious runners and cyclists, it's the best on the App Store.

Free, iTunes


The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

For less ambitious fitness type, Standland offers a more enjoyable way to meet your activity goals. Kind of like a Pokemon Go for standing up, you collect characters and rewards for getting off your butt. It's more fun than filling that pesky blue ring and a much better motivator.

Free, iTunes


The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

One of the biggest names in mobile fitness, Runkeeper is making a play for Apple Watch Series 2 owners. Although the app already enabled you to leave your iPhone at home while running, with Apple's latest hardware and watchOS 3, Runkeeper takes advantage of GPS functionality to provide richer stats and a map of your exploits. There's also a customisable activity screen, so you get the metrics you want while hoofing it along, and haptic vibrations as you hit set distances.

Free + IAP, iTunes

Round Health

The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

If you've a medical condition, ensuring you take and have enough pills can be vital for living a healthy and happy life. On iPhone, Round Health provides a straightforward interface for setting up lists of what to take and when, handily providing 'windows' during which something should be taken, and giving you a nudge when your pills are running low.

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On Apple Watch, everything's very much simplified, with just a list of today's pills and an optional complication that acts as a reminder. Still, simple is effective in this space, and Round Health does the job. (Also, the system's arguably flexible enough to use for non-health reminders, if you happen to like the interface.)

Free, iTunes


So there you are in the world's longest and most pointless business meeting, or an endless dinner with the in-laws, with no idea about the progress of your team's valiant cup campaign. Onefootball enables you to track teams and have live scores sent to your wrist. Just don't emit a huge cheer or cry of anguish after sneaking a crafty look at the display.

Free, iTunes

7 Minute Workout "Seven"

The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

We've lost count of how many seven-minute workout apps there are for Apple Watch (way more than seven), but this clumsily named one makes our list through taking full advantage of watchOS 3. You get all the usual routines and diagrams, but also pulse recording and a complication for a '7 Month Challenge' (to do the workout across that period); additionally, your workout helps to fill your Apple Watch's exercise rings.

Free + IAP, iTunes


This app utilises the motion-tracking capabilities of your Apple Watch, opened up to devs in watchOS 3. The idea is to monitor the duration and quality of your sleep, potentially helping you make changes if you're restless (or, say, mucking about on Facebook until 2am every night and wondering why you're always so tired the next day).

There's a complication and optional integration with HealthKit, and the developer has blogged about tips for keeping your Watch charged if you're wearing it all night. Also, as of watchOS 3, the app will analyse your sleep as you sleep, so you'll see your data within moments of waking up.

Free, iTunes


The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

A comprehensive tool for golfers, Hole19 provides you with hole routing, course stats, and a simple interface for logging your score. Once you've started a round on your iPhone, your Apple Watch hones the data down to what you need at any given moment: key distances; score input; and putt tracking.

Free, iTunes


The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

The CARROT series puts a new spin on tired app categories, and this one's all about the 7-minute workout. The malevolent CARROT AI puts you through your paces, doing 'Celebrity Face Punches' and 'Dragon Mating Dances'. Start your workout and your Apple Watch can become a heads-up display, so you know what exercise you should be doing – or can pause things for a bit if your body's about to break.

$3.99, iTunes


Having detailed speed, altitude and distance stats to hand when careening down a mountain on skis or a snowboard is all very well, but an iPhone's not the best of devices to access during such occasions. Slopes therefore enables you to start recording data right from your Apple Watch, gives you important stats on your wrist, and has a Glance view for figuring out how much time you've spent zooming along on snow compared to riding boring lifts.

Free + IAP, iTunes

Everyday essentials


The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

If you're the kind of person forever forgetting important details – the office Wi-Fi password, a new phone number, your own name – Cheatsheet lets you make a tiny list of quick notes and shove them on your Apple Watch. Each item can have its own icon, making it easier to spot, and you can set items to appear on your watch face as a Complication.

Free + $1.99 in-app, iTunes

Reminders Nano

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For reasons best known to Apple's developers, Reminders didn't originally make it to Apple Watch. (Perhaps they forgot to set a reminder to make the app.) Although it's there as of watchOS 3, we reckon Reminders Nano may still be worth paying for.

First, it handily displays your lists in alphabetical order, rather than whatever arbitrary order Apple's app goes for. Secondly, you can use the app to add new items and even entirely new lists, which means less fishing around for your iPhone when you're already peering at your wrist.

$2.99, iTunes

Fantastical 2

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Apple's Calendar app is fine for reading appointments, but Fantastical 2 saves you fishing out your iPhone to add events. Force Touch to access the relevant command, and then dictate. The app's natural-language input means it usually successfully interprets the likes of "lunch on Friday at 2pm for an hour", making you feel like you're living in the future. A bit.

$2.99, iTunes


The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

Apple's own Timer app is straightforward but limited to just one countdown timer. It's no good if you need to time several things simultaneously, unless you buy loads of Apple Watches and strap them to your arm.

MultiTimer is a far more sensible choice, and even in its free incarnation provides six timers. These are defined on iPhone (colour; icon; default length) and show up in the Apple Watch app, where you can view a single timer or several at once. Pay the in-app purchase and you can have unlimited timers – although you should perhaps ask yourself at that point if you're getting a bit obsessed.

Free or $2.99, iTunes

CARROT Weather

On the iPhone, CARROT Weather is an amusing oddball, marrying the forecasting smarts of Dark Sky with the snark and hostility of a malevolent AI out to destroy humanity. On Apple Watch, there's less room for snark, although some is still delivered with aplomb; fortunately, this comes alongside precise forecasts, rainfall predictions, and complications that put weather updates on your watch face.

$3.99 + $2.99 annually, iTunes


This clean and simple habit-builder has come in for some criticism due to its limitations: you only get to define six habits, and must set them to happen on specific days of the week. But it's effective to focus on a smaller number of tasks, and the Apple Watch app is great for marking them as done, and for keeping track via the app's complication.

$3.99, iTunes

BBC News

There are quite a few news apps for Apple Watch, but the BBC News app is our favourite. You get notifications plus access to headlines grouped into 'top stories', 'my news' (based on favourite categories defined in the iPhone app) and 'most read'. For each article, you get a brief synopsis and picture, and Handoff can load the full story on your iPhone.

Free, iTunes


Deliveries is pretty great on every platform, tracking goodies that are winging their way to you, and ensuring you're not out when a courier is about to hurl that new laptop over your fence. On Apple Watch, you get the same list, location maps of where your things currently are, and handy notifications when a delivery is imminent.

$4.99, iTunes


Slack's popularity as a team communications tool is undeniable, but you wouldn't want to scroll through the entire feed on your wrist. The app therefore wisely limits itself to direct messages and mentions, which you can reply to using succinct pre-defined answers, Emoji, or voice input by way of Siri.

Free, iTunes

V for Wikipedia

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The idea of Wikipedia on your wrist is probably a bit weird, but we like V for Wikipedia a lot. The interface is smart and to the point, letting you search all of Wikipedia or just find things that are nearby. The cut-down articles it presents are short enough not to make your eyes glaze over, but give you enough detail to make them worth loading. And the app happily works without your iPhone being on, yet enables you to bookmark whatever you'd like to read later on a bigger screen.
$5.99, iTunes


best apple watch apps

The world's biggest car-boot sale comes to your wrist with the eBay app, which lets you check out your notifications, watch list, and what you're buying and selling. Items can be viewed, and you can bid on standard auctions. (Oddly, you can't actually 'buy it now' from your Apple Watch.) The app won't load new data if your iPhone's off but it'll at least let you look through what was there when the app was last opened.

Free, iTunes

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If you're in one of the supported cities (which include Paris, New York and London), Citymapper is a must. It zeroes in on public transport, and provides precise, clear instructions on getting from place to place. You're informed about times for upcoming busses, trains or trams, and can access an outline of the stops to expect on your journey. And with watchOS 3, Citymapper's complications can put your ETA and directions right on your watch face.

Free, iTunes

Streets 3 for Street View

If nothing else, Streets 3 feels like a glimpse into the future, when Google's own maps app is a bit more capable on Apple Watch. With Streets 3, you search for a location, grab a favourite flagged on the iPhone app, or trawl through a 'gallery' of interesting and famous places. Confirm a selection and you're presented with a panoramic view to explore by twiddling the Digital Crown or moving your wrist. Practical? Not really. An amusing toy for your wrist-based Apple companion? Most definitely.

$1.99, iTunes

Find Near Me

This app is great for quickly finding nearby businesses by category, all by tapping a button: ATM; bank; bar; spa; zoo… As you can see, the odd option is a bit unusual, but the app's fast and even enables you to use your own search terms via Siri (currently a rare thing on Apple Watch). Individual items when selected usually provide additional details (addresses; maps) and reviews.

Free, iTunes

Poison Maps

The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

The oddball moniker comes from what this app maps: points of interest, or POIs. (Hence Poison Maps. POIs on Maps! No? Suit yourself.)

On Apple Watch, it's fast and effective: you drill down to the POI type you want by using a grid interface or voice search, or even create your own, for example to remember where you parked your car. The app then provides a map and relevant matches. The main app works offline, too, although it's a gargantuan 1.19 GB download. Still, that gets you millions of POIs.

If you're not sure before splashing out, the developer offers much smaller region-specific apps that are free to try and have in-app purchases to unlock all POIs.

$1.99, iTunes

App in the Air

Self-described 'personal flying assistant' App in the Air now does an awful lot on your wrist. The Apple Watch app tracks your flight, gives you in-flight 'courses' to stop your neck seizing up, and provides gate and security wait times. Complications and Time Travel support, respectively, give you relevant and timely information on your watch face, and enable you to zip through your journey virtually by way of the Digital Crown.

Free + IAP, iTunes

Google Maps

Google offers some tentative first steps with its Apple Watch app, which isn't nearly as impressive as Citymapper's, but warrants inclusion because, well, it's Google Maps. There are buttons for getting quick directions to your home and work, along with links to recent routes used in the iPhone app. Text-based journey directions can be browsed (although there are no maps – yet), and Force Touch gives you buttons for switching transport type.

Free, iTunes


There are plenty of currency conversion apps for Apple Watch, but Currency gets the nod because it's fast, elegant and responsive. On your iPhone, you define currencies to track and the order in which they should appear. Changes are reflected almost immediately on your Apple Watch. You then tap a currency and type in an amount to convert, and the rates quickly update. The glance view speeds things up further, displaying your main currency and the next three in your list.

Free, iTunes


Designed to inform you about nearby places to "eat, play and stay", TripAdvisor is a useful app to have on your wrist when out and about. Pages for selected places boast imagery, maps, addresses and reviews, and can be saved for later perusal on any of your devices.

Free, iTunes



The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

Differentiating itself from standard to-do apps, Productive is all about creating and tracking habits. You create lists on your iPhone, concentrating on repeating tasks that improve your life but are easy to let fall through the cracks. These are assigned to morning, afternoon or evening on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, or specific days.

Using the Apple Watch app, you can quickly get at your lists, the interface smartly starting by displaying the most relevant set. Tap on a task to mark it as done (or skip it), without ever bothering with your iPhone – thereby making yourself that little bit more productive. An aptly named app, then.

Free or $3.99 IAP, iTunes


It's astonishing Apple omitted a calculator from Apple Watch (maybe Tim Cook hates Casio), but we're dead chuffed PCalc exists to heroically come to our rescue. It has a smart interface, with operators and tip calculation just a button tap away (rather than placing these things behind a Force Touch wall). On watchOS 3, everything's super-responsive, and you can use the Digital Crown to adjust tip amounts. (Generously, the free PCalc Lite also includes the Apple Watch app.)

$9.99, iTunes


We're adding Cruncher here as an alternative calculator, primarily because it's good if you're blessed with sausage fingers. It might not be elegant having to head into a sub-menu for numbers, but Cruncher's keys are easier to stab than those in any rival product. And now in watchOS 3, everything's way faster and far more responsive anyway.

Free, iTunes


The 1Password app provides the means to bring across some of your passwords or secure notes to Apple Watch. These are accessed via big, friendly buttons, and you can lock everything behind a four-digit PIN. (If you're feeling especially paranoid, force-quit the app after use: hold the side button until the power screen appears, then press-hold the button until 1Password closes.) Note that 1Password is free to download, but you'll need the 'Pro Features' IAP for the Apple Watch app.

$9.99, iTunes

Just Press Record

On iPhone, Just Press Record is a very efficient app for making quick recordings: tap the record button, capture some audio, stop the recording, and your audio then syncs to the cloud. With watchOS 3, this all comes to your wrist, and you can record without your iPhone being around. The next time you connect, your recordings are transferred across. Also, more immediate access to the app can happen by way of its Watch Complication, a tap launching you straight into a recording.

And, brilliantly, the iPhone app now offers transcription. So you can talk to your wrist and later get a text file of what you said. It's like living in the future.

$4.99, iTunes

Drafts 4

The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

On iPhone, Drafts bills itself as the place where text starts. This is fair enough, since it's a speedy and dependable note-taking app with comprehensive sharing options. Now, text can start on your wrist, through Siri dictation. Captured text is sent to your inbox, and any selected item can be appended/prepended to another, archived or deleted. With watchOS 3, everything's faster and more reliable, and the app works even when your iPhone's gone walkabout.

$4.99, iTunes


The original read-later service, Instapaper might seem an odd bedfellow for Apple Watch. But along with enabling you to manage your article archive, it can live-convert articles to speech. The result's somewhat strange – like a robot reading bits of the internet to you – but it can be a convenient way to burn through articles when you're not in a position to hold your iPhone in front of your face.

Free, iTunes


Ambition's all very well, but sometimes it's the simpler apps that grab hold – and Clicker is certainly very simple. Post launch, you tap to increment a number on the screen. Force Touch and you can subtract or start from scratch. That's it. Complication support leaves your number front and centre, so you can keep tabs on group numbers, days since an event, or exercise laps – at least up until the maximum supported number (2,147,483,647 – which is a lot of laps).

Free, iTunes

Tally 2

If Clicker doesn't really do it for you, on the basis of your life being a bit too complicated to only have a single counter on the go, try Tally 2. This app enables you to create and name multiple tallies, which increment with a tap. Force Touch and you gain access to additional features (rename; reset; downwards counts). For free, you get two counters; pay the one-off IAP and you can have as many as you like.

Free + $1.99 IAP, iTunes


TodoMovies 4

If you're a big fan of movies, you'll want to keep track of great-looking films to check out and what you've already seen. TodoMovies ably deals with both, also enabling you to rate what you've watched. On iPhone, you get trailers, a comprehensive movie database to search, and themed lists to peruse. On Apple Watch, you just get access to your lists: Watched, To Watch and any custom lists you've created; but these lists can be quickly explored and reordered, and you can move and rate items.

Free, iTunes


We reckon Overcast is the best iPhone podcast player, in part down to its excellent built-in effects for boosting voices and smartly removing silences. On Apple Watch, Overcast is essentially a remote for the iPhone app, giving you fast access to play/pause and seek buttons, and showing what's up next. Force Touch loads a handy three-button screen that lets you delve into your subscriptions, toggle effects, and recommend the current show if you happen to like it.

Free, iTunes

TuneIn Radio Pro

TuneIn Radio provides access to over 100,000 radio stations from around the world. Using Apple Watch, you can change the current station your iPhone's blaring out, access recent and related stations, follow shows and pause/play/skip. And if you don't fancy paying, the free version works on Apple Watch as well.

$9.99, iTunes


There's still that sense of living in the future when it comes to Shazam. Waggle your phone about while a song plays in the background, and the app will reveal what it is. Now, you don't even have to get your phone out – just wave your arm around to reveal a song's title, as well as lyrics, just in case you want to leap on to the table and wow your friends with your vocal prowess.

Free, iTunes

Sky Guide

The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

On iPhone Sky Guide is the most beautiful and accurate star and constellation guide, so this is money well spent. On Apple Watch, the companion app gives you a calendar of upcoming events, and optional notifications regarding what's about to occur in your location, so for example you can catch the International Space Station zooming overhead. The watchOS 3 release boosts performance and adds a complication that supports Time Travel and offers a very accurate Moon phase.

$2.99, iTunes

Night Sky 4

The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

Night Sky has shifted dramatically from its previous incarnation, which mixed a clunky navigational sky with predictions about the night's constellations. Now, much of the latter has been dispensed with – although celestial events can be added to your watch face as a complication. The map, though, is now mightily impressive. After calibrating your watch by pointing it at the moon, you can explore the stars by waving your watch in front of your face. Target something interesting and a tap brings up additional info. Interestingly, the app now seems to complement Sky Guide, so stargazers should get them both.

$0.99, iTunes



The best Apple Watch apps: 50 essential apps and games

One of our favourite brain training apps for iPhone, after taking a test to determine your abilities, you can access over 40 games which stretch and build cognitive ability via vocabulary builders and maths challenges. There are plenty of mini-games available on your Apple Watch, and you can also view evaluations of your progress. The app is free to get started but there's a $29.99 annual subscription to progress.

Free to download, iTunes

Lifeline 2

The original Lifeline was the one Apple Watch game we preferred playing on the wrist as opposed to another device. Essentially a Choose Your Own Adventure title with you aiding a stranded astronaut, Lifeline's atmosphere and smart writing made it an engaging experience with a surprising level of emotional clout. Lifeline 2 tries the same trick again, only this time you're assisting Arika, a woman on a quest to avenge her family and, as an added bonus, save all of humanity. So make the right choices or you'll doom Arika – and the world. No pressure.

$1.99, iTunes


Rules! gives you a daily mini-game challenge, which is all about memorising rules and tapping relevant cards. Easy! Only it isn't, because several rounds in, you'll be juggling a bunch of rules in your head ("Tap ascending"; "Reds if you see green"; "No animals"), which must be dealt with in reverse order, all the while knowing that a single incorrect tap ends your game. With watchOS 3, the app's far more responsive, boasts more levels, adds haptic feedback, and bundles the cutest complication you're ever likely to see.

$2.99, iTunes


Ignore, for a second, arguments that brain-training games really do train the brain, or provide even the remotest accuracy when awarding you a 'brain age' score. Instead, revel in the fact that Brainess is a suitably entertaining distraction for your Apple Watch, its quick micro-games being suited both to the device and also the amount of time you want to hold your arm aloft playing. You get the usual suspects here: memory tests; number games; card pairing; and that sneaky game that tries to trip you up in matching colours and words.

$0.99, iTunes

Trivia Crack

More or less a stripped-down asynchronous Trivial Pursuit, Trivia Crack has you clash brains with someone online, choosing from six categories of questions, and collecting little characters as you go. With watchOS 3, sounds are added, plus you no longer have to start games on your iPhone. Note that this doesn't mean you can then use your iPhone to cheat and look up answers. (Well, you can, but you definitely shouldn't.)

Free + IAP, iTunes

Twisty Color

In watchOS 3, devs can have the Digital Crown control any interface element. Twisty Color takes advantage of this, having you twiddle a 'Twister' in the screen's centre. The idea is to match the colour of its surface to incoming bullets. Screw up three times and you're done. It's not exactly Super Hexagon, but Twisty Color is cheap, cheerful, actually feels like it was made for Apple Watch, and perhaps hints at better things to come for gaming on the platform.

$.99, iTunes

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  • Gazoobee says:

    Am I alone in being severely underwhelmed by these apps?  

    Most of these are stupid attempts to usurp the built in Apple software.  Does anyone really think that third party fitness apps are going to be better designed than the built in stuff?  No, you'd have to be crazy to make that bet against Apple.  

    Several are just vanity plays.  New apps that have dubious functionality and literally no reason to be on the watch at all.  They are literally being advertised on the watch to raise the profile of whatever stupid vanity app is being pushed and catch some undeserved publicity.  

    The only one that's original and different and is something that Apple is not already working on themselves is the snow-boarding app.  And I am a person that generally hates snowboarding and snowboarders, so that is true praise. 

    • TheRacket says:

      You seem like an excellent twat. And I am a person that generally hates twats, so that is true praise.

      • Abc says:

        he's right dude, these apps sound v unimpressive.... Did you write one?

        • terrible0ne says:

          Regardless, he is still a twat.

      • colbster says:

        you're the twat, and probably a fruit as well. You're a fruity twat. Like a peach, but not in a pleasant way. A fuzzy, soft piece of detritus. Who's gay.

        • IsRonny says:

          Why bring "gay' into it like its a bad thing, just because girls don't fancy your sorry ass don't take it out on us hot muscle gays, the ones who girls wanna be with and men wanna be, remember that ugly ass hole 

          • daev1966 says:

            All the comments here are pathetic, typical of someone who is a delusional, sorry, asinine, jack ass, jerk. You connect the dots. It's like a boomerang.

        • terpsichore-los says:

          how low can you get.....

      • dawesi says:

        wow, trolls live here too... please go outside into the real world where these watches with these features have been around asia for 10 years!

    • snark says:

      I hadn't thought about it this way.

      Yeah 3rd party apps, that'll never catch on. People will be happy to use the Apple apps regardless of any other options that might have a better interface, or a better experience, or offer functionality that *gasp* Apple doesn't..

      What am I saying, of course you are right. I see no future in 3rd Party apps AT ALL. 

    • Mckinneykid09 says:

      Most of them are just crap, but I really like the gymoholic app on the watch. I use it alot

    • ChiDawg says:

      Hrmm.  That's your opinion.  And, you're entitled to it.  I'm also entitled to tell you that your opinion means shit to the people who use the watch daily, and find it a very convenient device.  So, suck it.

  • iphonerulez says:

    I had no idea what type of apps you could use on a watch display, so it was interesting to see what some coders have planned.  I'm only interested in owning AppleWatch for precise biometric readings in terms of health tracking and don't actually care about all that other stuff.

  • Jaredporter says:

    Apple Watch will be the dream companion for the road warrior preferring to travel with the iPhone 6 Plus.  Watch enables the Plus to keep stowed away while on the go, yet close at hand when the owner needs it and prefers a larger screen and longer battery.  Watch plus Plus is an ideal combination.

  • smashingboxes says:

    Ideal apps for the watch are those that can be executed very simply. Our prediction: if a task takes more than 10 seconds to execute, it won't be loved by watch users.

    It seems like most of these app makers are thinking about the user, which is refreshing. Our team at Smashing Boxes will be releasing a surf app that is going to be amazing for the watch. Practicality of the platform for users is the #1 thing we’re thinking about. 

  • Jaredporter says:

    Apple Watch will be the dream companion for the road warrior preferring to travel with the iPhone 6 Plus. Watch enables the Plus to keep stowed away while on the go, yet close at hand when the owner needs it and prefers a larger screen and longer battery. Watch plus Plus is an ideal combination.

  • Ric says:

    1. in one app I would like to see the following: HRV; Pulse; body temp; respiratory rare; blood oxygen level; calories burned. It would also be nice to have a Bluetooth connection to a scale.  These are the important measurements pre, during and post workout. 


    • midorosan says:

      Yeh why not how about some blood work and a full body cat scan too!!

  • RobLaPointe1 says:

    I truly love the list of apps yes absolutely these are part of life apps that beneficial the human, we are into apple watch apps development and we develop on the go concept apps like live video streaming apps, health apps and many more

  • AstroGuy says:

    WTF? Apps for boiling eggs? Are you serious? U'd better mention apps such as Star Walk, Nike Run+, Instagram and other that are really handy

  • fb_10205237466 says:

    The watch would have been a bigger hit if if came out after the Iphone 5. With the iphone 6, looking at a small screen for anything including the iphone 5 seems archaic.

  • AppleWatchUser says:

    OK, I downloaded Boiled Egg Timer and attempted to use it.

    I cannot see how you possibly recommended this app.

    It never once successfully notified me that the timer had run out.

    What happens with this app, is it starts to run, and then a few seconds later the screen goes blank on your watch.   At first, when I think tried to go back to the app, it would start at the main interface all over again - never again showing the timer in progress.

    After rebooting my watch, I was able to return to the timer in progress.

    But it would be wrong - the circular indicator would show half the time left, while the seconds would show 0:00 or sometimes the circular indicator would show complete while it nevertheless showed 1:00 on the clock....

    But worst of all, the app never made a sound, never gave any haptic feedback - gave no indication of any kind when the timer had complete.

    This is different from the iPhone app which would send you a notification.  If you launch from the watch - it doesn't work at all.

  • mikezmac says:

    Deliveries, Clear, Yelp and Shazam are good!

  • Thorbjörn says:


    I recommend the app "mycl - my current location"

    It gives address of your current gps position. It comes with Notification Center widget and apple watch support. It is free at the moment.

    (don't know how to create URL to the AppStore)

  • MikeFaulkner says:

    I'm rather hoping for a good travel/transport app to run alongside Maps.  I currently have several apps on my iPhone which give me public transport information for the cities i visit in Europe.  I can link to these in Maps.  Until Maps is upgraded to a full suite, I would like this information to display on my watch.

  • Randy says:

    The best blog about Apple watches I have seen ever. Good read and I would love to share this on Affimity Apple watch social channel.

  • massonquebec says:

    Très intéressantes suggestions pour iWatch. Merci.

  • molamac says:

    I’ve had the watch for a month now and I’m using it more and more every day.

    I’m constantly sending dictated messages and, when jogging, I check with Runtastic and Training the progress, sometimes I even record Evernote notes (I miss this function in Todoist).

    Now I’m hooked with this Golf game for Apple Watch.

    By the way, how convenient is to check the time by simply rising the wrist, it’s such a good Apple’s idea ;)

  • Kiki2 says:

    But seriously the fact that i can order a pizza or on demand cleaning services from an app makes me wonder- is there a limit to mankinds creativity and possibilities

  • lepton says:

    I'd like to suggest my NewsBrain app in the News category. The watch shows NewsBrain's most interesting articles and lets you see more, handoff to the phone, even read articles aloud. NewsBrain uses a unique neural net algorithm to track your interest in thousands of topics and seek out news you will find interesting as you read, without you having to select publications or topics or do anything but browse. It starts out as a general magazine but soon morphs into one specialized personally for you.

  • Andy123 says:

    Getting the apple watch soon and looking ford to all of the cool and awesome apps 

  • Peedee says:

    Having just lost my expensive GPS Golfbuddy - approximately $200 to replace - I was thrilled to see that several of my golf gps iPhone apps now have Apple Watch extensions. I've used FunGolf extensively. Love it. By the way, it lasts the entire 18 holes which was not always the case with the Golfbuddy. Just picked up Hole19 but haven't tried it yet. Used Golfshot once - seemed fine. The two I've used are quick enough to be useful on the course. Only complaint - tough to see in bright sun. Could use voice add on to overcome this minor issue. 

  • Solnut says:

    How about an app that informs you when you lose the iPhone connection

    • jimbird94 says:

      Wouldn't you think that would be a no brainer.  May keep you from driving 30 miles back home to get your phone; or not leaving it at the restaurant, etc. 

  • jimbird94 says:

    Can't we get an app that will beep or vibrate when the watch get out of range of the phone.  This would keep us from leaving our phone at home or in a restaurant, etc.  

    • AlJ78 says:

      I agree.  My Pebble watch would notify me when I went out of range of my iPhone.  Very, very useful.


  • jimbird94 says:

    Wouldn't you think that would be a no brainer. May keep you from driving 30 miles back home to get your phone; or not leaving it at the restaurant, etc.

  • TheWerewolf says:

    I have to admit - the only app on this list that even faintly interests me is the calculator, which really should have come with the watch, and it's not free.

    Seems like this is a repeat of the 'Apple's ecosystem has more apps' problem.. it does, by count, but when you aggregate the apps that are essentially the same thing, or don't really do anything terribly useful (made even less useful by porting to the smaller, more restricted world of Apple Watch), 

    Combined with the clumsy way one finds and acquires apps on the app store... 

    Well, I'm finding it hard enough to find apps I was on my iPhone and iPad.. my Apple Watch is just becoming futility personified.

  • appreviewcoop says:

    PopPik + Connect Aware is another great app.The disconnection alert on the watch app lets you know when your phone is not connected to the watch. Very useful feature! I love it.

  • julieelangwey says:

    Hi, What is the best place to look for new Apple Watch apps?

  • Grammar says:

    42! Please look up the definition of "essential".

  • Gawomkie says:

    Let's all wait for watch os3 update and hope for apps that are independent from the phone

  • cestasol says:

    nice watch it's helpfull for me

  • cestasol7 says:

    yup its really very nice

  • Get2joel says:

    I will admit that some of the apps

    Have little value. However several are very good and I use regularly and have appreciation for

    Their simplicity and usage. I have found the iwatch to offer more than my

    Previous high end fit and after getting several months of use thoroughly prefer it and decided to upgrade it to the new nike version which after a couple of weeks of use, i thoroughly love it.

  • mohamed123456 says:

    The best facilitator I ever Met.

  • tomy4reel says:

    seriously? no DroidCalc Gold????

  • tomy4reel says:

    no DroidCalc Gold?

    • sangahm says:


      what does it do that's so special?  there are no screenshots or reviews to indicate it's worth of $5.

  • Peteo says:

    My favorite strength (weights) tracking app is Gymaholic. Definitely a game changer for me. Would never use an iPhone to track my weights but the apple watch with this app is perfect for this.

    My favorite game is Spaced Out, a really cool retro space invaders game uses crown. Animation is great and perfect 8 bit sounds. (can even use the watch's speaker!) No iPhone needed.

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